Tag Archives: poetry and poems


Inventory of the George Holleyman collection held at An Iodhlann 2013

Printed list of numbered items in the George Holleyman collection of artefacts, photographs, manuscripts and notebooks, held at An Iodhlann. Copy included at the start of the G Holleyman collection file folder. George Holleyman FSA was an archaeologist who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. He carried out significant amounts of pioneering archaeological work in Sussex  during the first half of the 20th century, along with Drs. Eliot and Cecil Curwen. He was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries  in 1949.


Verse about a fictional (?) conversation between `Angus` and `The Kaiser` during WWII

Pamphlet of printed verse/poem/song about a fictional (?) conversation between `Aonghas` and `The Kaiser` during WWII, by Maighstir Niall MacIlleathain – Bard a` Chomuinn Thirisdich. Sold in aid of The Tiree Association Ladies` War Work Guild.

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Book in Gaelic “Oideas na Cloinne” by Alasdair Mac Neacail

Softback book of Gaelic prose `Oideas na Cloinne`, with handwritten notes and pull-out chart of “The Gaelic Verb”. Signed as belonging to A Ernest Glen, Glasgow, Oct. 1951. Found amongst the belongings of Annine Black.


Book “The Life and Legacy of Alexander Carmichael”

Softback book about Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912) who travelled the Highlands and islands in the second half of the 19th century collecting charms, hymns, songs, stories and poems from Gaelic oral tradition. From the proceedings of a four-day conference held in Benbecula in 2006. Includes references to Tiree in the index.